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Freshman Owen Devine makes big splash on Senior Night in Dobyns-Bennett pool

December 5th, 2013 10:03 pm by Pat Kenney

Freshman Owen Devine makes big splash on Senior Night in Dobyns-Bennett pool

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KINGSPORT — A freshman made the biggest splash  on Senior Night at the Dobyns-Bennett Aquatic Center.

Owen Devine cruised to a school record time of 2:17.53 in the 200 meter individual medley on Thursday. His winning time in the event broke the 2009 record of 2:17.71 set by Stuart Owens.

Devine, the younger brother of former D-B and ETSU volleyball standout, Megan Devine, has been chasing the record all season.

“It took a lot of determination but getting that record is what I wanted,” said Devine, who came into the race with a personal best within 1 second of the record. “I was hyped up to break it on Senior Night and show the team what I had.”

Devine also won the 400 freestyle (4:51.32) and swam the anchor leg on the Indians’ winning 400 free relay.

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